The use of benevolent power in patient care and education

Can J Med Radiat Technol. 1993 Mar;24(1):25-7.


The use of benevolent power as a preferred patient-care strategy is discussed in relation to its maladaptive opposite--manipulation. Methods of enhancing the therapeutic value of patient care are discussed, as is the use of benevolent power in the educational setting.

MeSH terms

  • Empathy
  • Humans
  • Machiavellianism
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards
  • Patients / psychology
  • Power, Psychological*
  • Professional-Patient Relations*
  • Technology, Radiologic / standards*